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Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01



good luck Vic.

hope you wont have as much fear as I had with the first needle it look so
long but once the tub is in the needle comes out .

I have been on the pump for 3 days now and with  saline to,  on Monday I
will be going on to insulin at about 10:00 go.m.t.

GOOD LUCK
----- Original Message -----
From: Vic Brooks <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01


> hi I will be going on the minimed pump for the first time to morrow at
about
> 2.30 PM it will be fitted with saline for a week then on to insulin  have
to
> have some training to get used to it   will be meeting with Dr Dayan and
> Sarah Davis  from minimed
>                                  will write again
> vic
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "DONALD ODONNELL" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Cc: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 4:51 PM
> Subject: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01
>
>
> > Hi there every future pump person, my name's Donald.
> >
> > Today I have been connected to my pump, The first week of the training.
> >
> > I met up with the nurse at the Homerton London hospital in Tower
Hamlets,
> the
> > nurse had a problem finding a room and a National Health nurse to meet
up
> with
> > and in, as the London Whitechaple Hospital did not have a nurse
available
> as
> > they have not been able to engage a replacement since the last one had
> left.
> >
> > Ann was the nurse who met me and she came from Wales as the London based
> nurse
> > was on holiday, so she drove down to London to meet up with me, my
> appointment
> > was for 10:00 and she made it for 10:30.
> >
> > On arriving in to the room she introduced me to a nurse from the
Homerton
> just
> > to look at the pump and to see what happens to us in training and more
so
> to
> > find out about the pump.
> >
> > All three of us got on with my training Ann went through the first part
of
> my
> > training asked me about  my insulin intake at the moment and the blood
> sugar
> > readings, this was to give her an idea of what insulin I will have to
set
> on
> > the pump,
> >
> > She showed me how to connect the pump to me with the needle what needles
> are
> > available, how to place the insulin into the pump the reservoir, how to
> > connect the reservoir to the pump the drive arms, how to connect the
pump
> to
> > the tubing with the needle on, and starting up the pump so that the
> insulin
> > would arrive to the end of the tubing priming  I believe.
> >
> > She showed me how to set a boluses that the meal insulin and the basal
> rates
> > that the insulin you will get all through the 24:00 hours, I have to say
I
> am
> > not using the pump for the first week with insulin, but  sodium chioride
> > that's pure water, I am still injecting the insulin the same old way
till
> I
> > get use to working the pump so insulin next week.
> >
> > Hope this helps more next week.
> >
> > Can I say hi to all the Isle Of Dogs Pampers
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